Sutter Health, the Sacramento, Calif.-based system, continued to benefit from higher Medicaid payments and a decrease in uninsured. But like many of its peers, the 25-hospital group is grappling with higher labor and supply costs.
A new group of innovators are entering the final phase of the federal electronic health-record program as its focus shifts away from implementation and toward quality outcomes and patient-centered data exchange.
Healthcare systems face broader unfunded pension liabilities as they make long overdue updates to their assumptions for retiree longevity, and raise the level of assets they will need to account for a falling discount rate.
Despite mounting public concern about sky-high pay levels for top-ranked corporate officials, the highest-paid executives at not-for-profit healthcare institutions racked up massive pay increases in 2013.
Sutter Health reported that it nearly doubled its operating margin in the first quarter of the year as admissions increased and more patients had insurance. The Sacramento, Calif., system also disclosed that it entered into a $3 million settlement in May with the U.S. Justice Department.
Almost 2,200 healthcare construction projects have received some level of LEED certification or are seeking certification, but only a small handful have scored a rating of platinum.
Providence St. Joseph Medical Center is joining the list of California hospitals taking steps to minimize water usage during one of the most severe droughts The Golden State has faced.
Pat Fry, 57, will retire as president and CEO of Sutter Health, Sacramento, Calif., effective Jan. 4.
Wes Wright, senior VP and CIO at Seattle Children's Hospital, has been named chief technology officer at Sutter Health, Sacramento, Calif.
Sutter Health, a 24-hospital not-for-profit California health system, and Blue Shield of California have come to an agreement after a monthlong feud over price increases and new contract terms.
Sutter Health, a California not-for-profit 24-hospital system, and insurer Blue Shield of California have come to an agreement after a monthlong feud over price increases and new contract terms.
A large payer and health system in California are embroiled in a bitter feud over expired contract terms, the type of fight all too common in the fee-for-service world. Value-based pay promises to align providers and payers in the pursuit of efficient care, but they're likely to keep fighting.